The Replacement of Political Elites Is Necessary

The Replacement of Political Elites Is Necessary

A talk with Josef Zieleniec, Lecturer at New York University Prague

30/07/2012 | 0 Comments More
Prague aims to finally take full control of trash firm

Prague aims to finally take full control of trash firm

After long delay, talks to acquire a minority stake in the municipal waste firm Pražské služby worth some Kč 500 million now imminent

18/07/2012 | 0 Comments More
Why Czech strategic fuel reserve body ‘special accounts’ remain secret

Why Czech strategic fuel reserve body ‘special accounts’ remain secret

Czech state auditors’ reluctance to examine strategic SSHR’s books is a legacy of MPs in power during the era of PM Mirek Topolánek

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Public Affairs (VV) advisor linked to top post at Czech president’s new institute

Public Affairs (VV) advisor linked to top post at Czech president’s new institute

Political pundit Jan Kubáček being linked to director’s post at Václav Klaus’ new institute suggests some interesting potential alliances

29/05/2012 | 0 Comments More
Czech Social Democrat former minister, regional governor detained by police in corruption probe

Czech Social Democrat former minister, regional governor detained by police in corruption probe

Top member of Social Democrats held by police in apparent connection with corruption affair

16/05/2012 | 0 Comments More
Czech ex-minister caught red-handed by police with Kč 7 million

Czech ex-minister caught red-handed by police with Kč 7 million

Top Social Democrat politician charged with taking bribes after being caught red handed by police with Kč 7 million

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Jiří Paroubek’s fouls in high-stakes political game

Jiří Paroubek’s fouls in high-stakes political game

During the short existence of the National Socialists (LEV 21), their leader has shot wide of the post and scored own goals

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Seven Czech parties seek to ride into big time

Seven Czech parties seek to ride into big time

Small parties that have passed or are approaching the magical entry threshold are jostling for attention and votes to get into parliament

09/05/2012 | 0 Comments More
Export promotion or reality show? Minister Kuba directs

Export promotion or reality show? Minister Kuba directs

A new policy to boost exports to fast developing markets looks more like a measure to boost state jobs and a slice of the state budget

07/05/2012 | 0 Comments More
Why Czech premiers, past and present, avoid the hot seat over BIS

Why Czech premiers, past and present, avoid the hot seat over BIS

Mechanisms for controlling the Czech secret services are ineffective, says security expert Jan Schneider

30/04/2012 | 0 Comments More
Czech PM calls confidence vote to test support for new center-right coalition

Czech PM calls confidence vote to test support for new center-right coalition

Czech PM calls vote of confidence to test support for new three-way coalition he seeks between ODS, TOP 09 and breakaway VV members

24/04/2012 | 0 Comments More
Spies, lies and leaked tapes: insiders’ take on politics behind Bém–Janoušek affair

Spies, lies and leaked tapes: insiders’ take on politics behind Bém–Janoušek affair

Who wanted Prague lobbyist Roman Janoušek’s wiretaps made public? Insiders offer five interesting political constructions.

17/04/2012 | 0 Comments More
Czech coalition revenue raising steps seen wiping out flat tax principle

Czech coalition revenue raising steps seen wiping out flat tax principle

Tax hikes across the board include specific measures targeting the rich in what is seen as a rout for the flat tax principle

11/04/2012 | 0 Comments More
Prognosis: no elections this year, gov’t won’t fall but VV will split

Prognosis: no elections this year, gov’t won’t fall but VV will split

Nobody from the Czech ruling coalition wants early parliamentary elections, though their likely support from voters will continue to fall

05/04/2012 | 0 Comments More
Oh no, Orban clone? The EU ponders Slovak elections

Oh no, Orban clone? The EU ponders Slovak elections

The differences between the political situations in Hungary and Slovakia outweigh the similarities, writes Tomáš Valášek of the CER

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